Washington, DC

“My mom’s 16 year old toy poodle got out of the gate and across the street and fell down the sewer drain (at Crittenden & Queens Chapel NE). Prince the poodle is elderly, blind, and deaf. My mom called me in a panic at 4:00, saying that our neighbor had seen Prince fall. 311 dispatched Humane Rescue Alliance, and the DC fire department later arrived to try to open every man hole near where Prince was last seen. After 2 hours I thought we would call it. But the DC humane rescue did not give up!

DC water opened the cemented man hole covers and went atleast a 1/2 mile down the street trying to open every man hole cover. When we were ready to give up (again), DC water removed the last cover and DC humane society fearlessly went into the hole and found Prince!!

We were so impressed with how compassionate, relentless and professional the humane rescue staff were and can not thank them enough!! In this time of uncertainty, it’s great to know that people still really care and that we haven’t given up on each other, or our pets!!”

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From Corona Virus.dc.gov:

“Tips for Safe Sex

You are your safest sex partner; masturbation is always safe sex.
Wash your hands or any sex toys with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after.
If you live with a partner, check-in first and make sure you are both feeling well before sex.

Be Careful

Kissing can pass COVID-19. Consider not kissing anyone you do not know or who you are not sure has been isolated for 14 days. Read More

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Earlier this morning Jennie tweeted us: “Fun exercising on the National Mall this am as a cop drove around blasting “Eye of the Tiger” as we ran.” Fortunately Kate Bell got some video above of it – thanks to Kate for allowing us to share it.

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“Dear PoPville,

I would like to thank an anonymous stellar human. I dropped my entire wallet in Rock Creek Park on Sunday. Before I returned to my house from my hike, someone had returned my wallet in my mailbox in NE with only this note: “Found in Rock Creek Park”. I appreciate the time they took to drive to my house and return this. It made my day!”

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“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share a little light in this hard time. My apartment looks out to an alley with another building on the other side. This morning, I saw a note taped to my neighbor’s window. It’s hard to read, but we think it says “Dear cat across the alley, thanks for being cute!” Of course, Midge said thank you. Right now, it’s the little things that mean so much!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to share an experience I had this morning as a reminder to be kind to strangers, since we’re all struggling with mental health right now.

I was on a long bike ride for the first time in a week, heading down to see the cherry blossoms for sunrise. Around 6:30am, I was biking through the mall on the path parallel to 15th Street, following my partner who was on a bikeshare. When we peeled off the road onto the path, I pointed my headlight toward the ground so I wouldn’t bother the couple of people we passed and slowed way down as I generally do on mixed-use paths. Read More

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Thanks to Sam a lam for sending from H Street, NE above.

Covid Christmas Trees are everywhere!! Thanks to Kristen for sending the above from Hill East.

Thanks to Allie for sending “Tim the Tree from Capital Hill” above.

And thanks to John Denver forever.

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